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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Aug 11, 2014 6:20pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Dash Dot Dash Dash Dash (not the detergent)....(title means nothing...random nonsense)



A couple days ago I uploaded the latest in my unpopular "1950s commercials (misc)" series. Part 7, to be exact:
https://archive.org/details/misc1950s-ia-copy-part7

Despite the lack of cuddly Shinto demons, the commercials aren't too bad.

The video contains:
1. A commercial for the Dodge Texan, a car sold only in Texas (it was pretty much a standard mid-1950s Dodge with minor differences);

2. A 1955 commercial for Jell-O, promoting using it for Jell-O salads. The opening moments of the commercial are live, the rest of it is filmed. It was taken from "The Inner Flame", a daytime soap opera;

3. A 1952 PSA for the US Navy, taken from "Dagmar's Canteen", and featuring very very basic animation;

4. A 1957 commercial for Coldene chest rub, sold in a container similar to the one used by Fresh deodorant. Most of it is a live commercial;

5. A 1957 commercial for Clairol, taken from a music special;

6. A *live* daytime commercial for Swanson's Frozen Chicken, taken from "The Bob Crosby Show";

7. A commercial for Cheer laundry detergent. It's from 1955 and taken from a daytime soap opera;

8. A 1955 commercial for Bisquick, taken from a daytime soap opera called "Valiant Lady";

9. A 1954 commercial for 5 Day deodorant pads, taken from "The Arthur Murray Party";

10. A 1953 commercial for Aerowax, taken from a daytime soap opera. A live commercial;

11. A 1955 commercial for Dial soap.

I hope the video is of interest. The commercials have also been uploaded individually, as have the shows they come from.

I am correctly collecting commercials for the 8th video in the series. So far I have 8 commercials, including an excellent commercial for Fab detergent taken from the worst game show of the 1950s, and a delightfully inane 1954 commercial for Pet nonfat dry milk which refers to the product as being a "miracle", "magic" and "snow flakes".

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Poster: John Quigley Date: Aug 13, 2014 1:20pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Dash Dot Dash Dash Dash (not the detergent)....(title means nothing...random nonsense)

Ha! Well I know at least one person appreciates them - me. I used some recently in a film I've been making that's set in the 50s and I had them playing on TV. Very helpful!

I'll have a copy of the film on YouTube eventually so you'll be able to see!

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Poster: Quigs Date: Aug 13, 2014 2:58pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Dash Dot Dash Dash Dash (not the detergent)....(title means nothing...random nonsense)

John!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You're been missed!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Welcome back sir.

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Poster: Meatpies Date: Aug 14, 2014 12:53pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Dash Dot Dash Dash Dash (not the detergent)....(title means nothing...random nonsense)

Okay, now you're just being silly. I love your commercial compilations, and have them in my collection!

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Poster: cosmico Date: Aug 14, 2014 4:06pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Dash Dot Dash Dash Dash (not the detergent)....(title means nothing...random nonsense)

Silly is good! :)